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Football genius Maradona dies aged 60
Argentina declares three days of national mourning. Also: President Trump pardons ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and could a long-extinct volcano heat homes in southern New Zealand?
France to tax US high-tech giants on 2020 earnings
French government wants to impose new digital tax on huge firms like Google and Amazon. The US says it will retaliate with tariffs on imports from France. Also, Ethiopia tells international community to avoid 'interference' in Tigray crisis, and why some US families will be deeply divided at this year's Thanksgiving.
Joe Biden says 'America is back'
The US President-elect Joe Biden says America is back, ready to lead the world as he unveils his top team. Also: a patriotic board game is released in Russia, and Beyonce leads the pack in the Grammy’s with the most nominations.
Trump acknowledges transition of power to Biden
The US president says the “initial protocols” must be carried out, though he’s stopped short of admitting defeat. Also, a European Union report finds that Afghanistan has become a major producer of crystal meth. And Russian scientists announce the promising results of their coronavirus vaccine trials.
John Kerry named as Biden's climate envoy
The former secretary of state is among the names announced for key roles in the new US administration. Also: Qantas says a Covid-19 vaccination will be a requirement to fly, and is Hanko about to disappear from being a Japanese tradition?
British coronavirus vaccine up to 90 percent effective
The Oxford University jab, developed with the drug company AstraZeneca, is cheaper and simpler to store than its rivals. As a result, it should be easier to supply to developing countries. Also: the 23 year-old who’s created a home cancer test kit, the words that have been making headlines this year, and the American kid who survived life in Syria under the Islamic State group.
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While there is a pretence of leafy leaning, empathetic to poor and suffering, there is never really a craving for objectivity in matters of wealth and poverty, exploitation of the poor and poor nations, geo-political interests bordering on a hunger to devour!
The reporting appears ludicrous whenever it begins to speak about China, Russia, Putin, xi jinping, Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afganistan, wiki leaks, Asange, Snowden and so on subjects, the tine and content is not very different from the expression of sychophants in Banana Republics!
But that may be what most pro- establishment Brits think, feel and know as laws of nature and the world created by God!
Yet, BBC is helpful as reporting agency, then the topics are not within their core interests about which they can never be objective, like espousing the right keep the gold from dying starving Venezuelans, and queuing up to hand it over to a despicable CIA mercenary like Juan Guaido, sounding how an outlaw is Maduro Government ruling Venezuela, and recognised by a hundred and fifty countries but not recognised by USA and it’s Cohorts!
Real objectivity shows when it is about yourself!
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Why BBC never call people from conservative or pro trump or anti loot and side to have discussions on black likes matter.
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